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What’s the Law and Penalties for Illegally Tooting your Car Horn in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s official – our nanny state has gone nuts! From the lockout laws, to live music venues being suffocated by Sydney’s irrational and frivolous noise restrictions, now comes yet another outlandish rule taking regulation perhaps a little too far. This one’s got to do with tooting your car ...continue reading

What Does the Law Say About Tailgating in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   As drivers, there’s a good chance you’ve found yourself in a situation on the road where you can see that you’re being following too closely by another vehicle. Generally speaking, this is known as tailgating – where one driver follows another driver without sufficient distance between vehicles, making ...continue reading

A Guide on the Law on Causing Explosives to be Placed in or Near Building, Conveyance or Public Place in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   When we think of the term “road rage”, thoughts of screaming, rude hand gestures, and sometimes even violence spring to mind – indeed, incidents of aggressive driver behaviour involving such actions are reported frequently on our roads. But even though anger can be a very powerful and reactive ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for Dangerous Driving Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   We all know that using your phone whilst driving is dangerous. But now, there are calls that using your phone whilst crossing roads is equally as bad – and pedestrians should be penalised for it. This week, the NRMA released its latest pedestrian safety report, Look Up, finding ...continue reading

What is Offensive Conduct?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was a sticky situation at best for protester Eric Serge Herbert who had the eyes of onlookers cemented when he decided to superglue himself to a busy Brisbane street during morning peak hour traffic, all in the name of climate change. On 18 June 2019, the 19-year-old, ...continue reading

What is the Law and Penalties for Performing a U-Turn?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   The U-turn stands as one of the most dangerous driver manoeuvres on roads worldwide. Indeed, each day, paramedics respond to cases of severe suffering from crashes that could have been prevented had it not been for a hasty, uninformed decision to make a hurried U-turn in the midst ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for Streaking or Obscene Exposure in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   On 1 June 2019, the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham was brought to a sudden halt when a streaker ran across the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid in a thong swimsuit and sneakers. The US model, Kinsey Wolanski, somehow made it past security, jumped the fence ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for a Motorist Splashing Mud on Bus Passengers at a Bus Stop in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Nothing can ruin your good mood – or your clothes – like getting drenched in muddy road water by a car that’s driving past you. Sometimes, it’s a legitimate accident on the part of the motorist – indeed, in wet weather conditions, puddles can form alongside the road ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for Manufacturing Drugs in NSW?

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Law breaker? Or Aussie bloke just trying to pay the bills? You decide. Either way, this news story is the epitome of a man who woke up one morning with the need to pay his mortgage and simply thought: Screw it, I’ll do it my way. Enter South ...continue reading

The Law on Entering a Railway Level Crossing While Signals are Flashing in NSW

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   If you’re a regular driver on the road, you will have likely come across a railway level crossing – indeed, in NSW alone, there are over 3,000 crossings, with around 1,400 of these situated on public roads. Put simply, a railway level crossing is where railway tracks cross ...continue reading


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